If you lived on a desert island and you could only have 5 CD’s….what would those be? Here are the five I would choose:
1. Bill Evans Trio- “You Must Believe in Spring” My absolute favorite Bill Evans CD. I learned 2 of my favorite tunes from this CD, B Minor Waltz and You Must Believe in Spring. A pivotal recording in my college years
2. Monty Alexander Trio- “Monty Strikes Again” with Eberhard Weber and Kenny Clare. Simple one of the best versions of “Emily” I have ever heard.
3. Gene Harris Trio- “Gene Harris Trio Plus One” – A major lesson in groove! Gene plays some of the greatest solos of blues I have ever heard!
4. Lee Morgan- “The Procrastinator” Incredible compositions and monumental solos by Herbie Hancock.
5. Toots Theileman’s “The Brazil Project” I love this album so much! A Love Supreme of great tunes and artists. Sexy as all get out!!
Which 5 recordings are your favorites?